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he called it all the more troubling given the stark parallels between the reasoning of that case and that of >> the rest of the kavanaugh hearing takes place on c-span3. e objection? without objection. the chair lays before the senate a message from the house. the clerk: resolved that the house disagree to the senate with the bill h.r. 6147, entitled an act making appropriations for the departments of interior and related, for fiscal year 2019. mr. mcconnell: i move that the senate insist on its amendment agree to the request to the house for conference and authorize the chair to appoint
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conferees on the senate at a ratio of six to five and i know of no further debate on the motion. the presiding officer: if there's no further debate, the question is on the negotiation. all in favor say aye. those opposeed, no. the ayes appear to have. it the ayes do have it, the motion is agreed to. the chair appoints the following conferees on the part of the senate. the presiding officer: murkowski, collins, lankford, hoeven, shelby, udall, reed, coons, merkley, and leahy. mr. mcconnell: i ask the chair to lay before the senate the message to accompany h.r. 6157. the presiding officer: is there objection? without objection. the chair lays before the senate the message from the house. the clerk: resolved that the house disagree to the amendment of the senate to the bill
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h.r. 6157, entitled an act making appropriations for the department of defense for fiscal year ending 2019 and for other purposes and ask for a conference of the senate on the two houses there on. mr. mcconnell: i ask that the authorize the chair to appoint conferees to the senate at a rareo of four to three and i know of no further debate on the motion. the presiding officer: if there's no further debate, the question is on the motion. all in favor say aye. those opposeed, no. the ayes appear to have it. the ayes do have it. the motion is agreed to. the care that a -- the chair appoints the following conferees. the clerk: shelby, blunt, durbin, murray, and leahy. mr. mcconnell: i ask unanimous consent the senate proceed to executive session for the en bloc consideration of the following nominations, executive calendar 1054, 1055, 1056, 1058,
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1059. the presiding officer: without objection, the clerk will report the nominations en bloc. the clerk: nominations, don't of state, -- department of state, michael a. hamlin of, derek to be ambassador of the united states of america to the republic of moldova, philip s. kos have a to be -- stephanie sander sullivan of maryland to be ambassador to the republic of gonna. -- ghana. judy risey wringy to be ambassador for the united states of america to be ambassador to montenegro. mr. mcconnell: i i ask that the senate vote en bloc, if confirmed, the motions to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table, en
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bloc, the president be immediately notified of the senate's action, no further motions be in order and any statements related to the nominations be printed in the record. the presiding officer: without objection. the question is on the nomination en bloc. all in favor say aye. those opposeed, no. the ayes appear to have it. the ayes do have it. the nominations are confirmed en bloc. mr. mcconnell: i ask unanimous consent the senate proceed to the consideration of calendar 1001, 102, and 1003, and all nominees placed on the secretary's desk, the nominations are confirmed, the motions to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table, that no further motions be in order, any statements related to the nominations be printed in the record, the president be immediately notified of the senate's action and the senate then resume legislative session. the presiding officer: without objection.
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mr. mcconnell: i ask unanimous consent the committee on environment environment and public works be discharged from further consideration of s. 1417, and the senate proceed to its immediate consideration. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: s. 1417, a bill to require the secretary of the interior to develop a categorical exclusion for covered vegetative management activities and so forth and for other purposes. the presiding officer: without objection, the committee is discharged and the senate shall proceed to its consideration. mr. mcconnell: i ask unanimous consent that the hatch amendment at the desk be agreed to, that the bill, as amended, be considered read a third time and passed, the motions to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mcconnell: i ask unanimous consent the senate proceed to the immediate consideration of
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h.r. 6124, which is at the desk. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: h.r. 6124, an act to amend title 2 of the social security act and so forth and for other purposes. the presiding officer: without objection, the senate shall proceed to the measure. mr. mcconnell: i further ask the bill be considered read a third time and passed, the motions to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mcconnell: i ask unanimous consent the senate proceed to the immediate consideration of calendar number 255, s. 1586. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: calendar number 255, s. 1586, a bill to require the under secretary for oceans and atmosphere to update periodically the environmental sensitivity index and so forth and for other purposes. the presiding officer: without objection, the senate shall proceed to the measure. mr. mcconnell: i ask unanimous consent the committee-reported
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substitute amendment be agreed to and the build, as amended, be considered read a third time. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mcconnell: i know of no further debate on the bill. the presiding officer: if there is no further debate, the question is on the passage of the bill, as amended. all in favor say aye. those opposeed, no. the ayes appear to have it. the ayes do have it. the bill, as amended, is passed. mr. mcconnell: i ask unanimous consent the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mcconnell: i ask unanimous consent the judiciary committee be discharged from further consideration and the senate now proceed to s. res. 522. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: senate resolution 522, designating the week of september 23 through september 29, 2018, as gold star families remembrance week. the presiding officer: without objection, the committee is
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discharged and the senate should proceed to its consideration. mr. mcconnell: i ask unanimous consent, the resolution be agreed to, the preamble be agreed to, the motions to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mr. mcconnell: i ask unanimous consent the judiciary committee be discharged from further consideration and the senate now proceed to s. res. 603. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: senate resolution 6034 designating -- 603 designating september 2018 as school bus safety month. the presiding officer: without objection, the committee is discharged. and the senate shall proceed to the measure. mr. mcconnell: i ask unanimous consent the resolution be agreed for, the preamble be agreed to, and the motions to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mcconnell: i ask unanimous consent the committee on the judiciary be discharged from further consideration of s. res. 612 and the senate proceed to its immediate consideration. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: senate resolution 612
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designating september 2018 as national child awareness month. the presiding officer: without objection, the committee is discharged and the senate shall proceed to its consideration. mr. mcconnell: i further ask the resolution be agreed to, the preamble be agreed to and the motions to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table with no intervening action or debate. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mcconnell: i ask unanimous consent the senate proceed to the immediate consideration of s. res. 624 submitted earlier today. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: senate resolution 624 commemorating arthur ashe and so forth. the presiding officer: without objection, the senate shall proceed to the measure. mr. mcconnell: i further ask the resolution be agreed to, the preamble be agreed to and the motions to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table with no intervening action or debate.
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the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mcconnell: i ask unanimous consent the committee on help be discharged from further consideration of h.r. 302 and the senate proceed to its immediate consideration. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: h.r. 302 an act to provide protections for certain sports medicine professionals who provide certain medical services in a secondary state. the presiding officer: without objection, the committee is discharged. and the senate shall proceed to the measure. mr. mcconnell: i ask unanimous consent that the alexander amendment at the desk be agreed to, of the bill be considered read a third time and passed, and the motions to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mcconnell: i ask unanimous consent that at a time to be determined by the majority leader in consultation with the democratic leader, the senate proceed to consideration of calendar number 549, s. 2554 and
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that senator lee or his designee be recognized to call up amendment number 4011 and there be one hour of debate equally divided and that upon the use or yielding back of time, the senate vote on the adoption of the lee amendment number 4011 without intervening action or debate and that upon disposition of the lee amendment s. 2554 be read a third time and the senate vote on the bill as amended if amended. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mcconnell: i ask consent that a time determined by the majority leader in consultation with the democratic leader the senate proceed to consideration of calendar 485, hrcts 6 -- h.r. 6 and senator alexander or his designee be recognized to call up amendment 4013 and that there be one hour of debate equally divided and that upon the use or yielding back of that time, the alexander amend number 4013 be agreed to and that h.r. 6 as amended be read a third time and
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the senate vote without intervening action or debate on the bill as amended. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mcconnell: so now, mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that when the senate completes its business today, it adjourn to then convene for pro forma sessions only with no business being conducted on the following dates and times and that following each pro forma session, the senate adjourn until the next pro forma session. friday, september 7 at 9:00 a.m., tuesday, september 11 at 5:00 p.m. i further ask that when the senate adjourns on tuesday, september 11, it convene at 3:00 p.m. wednesday, september 12 and that following the prayer and pledge, the morning hour be deemed expired, the journal of proceedings be approved to date, the time for the two leaders be reserved for their use later in the day and morning business be closed. further, following leader remarks the senate proceed to executive session and resume
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consideration of the redig nomination. notwithstanding the provisions of rule 22, the cloture motion filed during today's session ripen at 5:30 p.m. wednesday, september 12. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mcconnell: if there's no further business to come before the senate i ask it stand adjourned under the previous order. the presiding officer: the senate is adjourned until senate is adjourned until >> today the senate approved eight u.s. district court judicial nominees. live coverage of the senate when they're back in session here on c-span2. also today the senate judiciary committee has been meeting on supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh. after the hearings are complete, the committee will vote on confirmation and send its recommendation to the full senate. >> frankly, when i walked into thes room, how that would work. and it worked great in terms of the reaction i got and also in terms of, i think, the real
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world results. the way i thought about it is if i make a difference even for one clerk or one student, it's worth it -- >> o sure. >> and i've kept it up year after year. i also teach at harvard law school, and i'm proud of the results. i think, i think it's made, you know, again, a small difference, but it's one person at a time, one clerk at a time, one student at a time. andne i think hopefully by talkg about it in this forum, i can efforts of that nature which are really just recruiting efforts and explanation for many of the students at law schools or first generation profession aals and don't have the america -- professionals and don't have the networks that others necessarily do.si >> i know we could, i can tell you enjoy talking about -- >> i could go for about two hours on that. but, yes, senator, thank you for cutting me off. >> i'll be glad to go if the
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chairman will give me two hours, but i don't think he will. [laughter] have -- i know you've read an opinion before where you agree with the conclusion, but you don't agree with the reasoning. have you had that experience? >> i have. >> yeah. i think we all have. >> yes. >> here's why i said. can you tell me what in god's name a -- [inaudible] is? [laughter] >> senator, the supreme court -- as i think you're referring to -- once used that term. but it doesn't use that term anymore for figuring out what otherwise unenumerated rights are protected by the constitution of the united states. what it refers to now is a test in the r glux berg case, and justice kagan talked about this when she was sitting in this seat, the gluxberg c